Postaday 2011: Silence is Golden – Mute the Cheery Music!
The cheeriest music is “Wake Up Boo” by the Boo Radleys and “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves.
But if I was down, would I search out these tracks? Probably not.
I hardly ever listen to music. Whenever music is put off, it’s always a relief of sorts. If I am down, I want to talk, think, write or sleep. Not listen to music.
I shouldn’t be like this. I am pretty musical. I can play different instruments to a tolerable standard and I often play in public. I have played in orchestras, ceilidh bands and church bands. And I enjoy playing. I just don’t like listening.
And I never play my instruments to cheer myself up. I only ever play when people ask me to. People have wanted me to play at weddings and parties – and they are willing to PAY?… I have never done a paying gig. Too much responsibility to be good: we are startlingly mediocre at best.
Someone suggested that my stand-off with music is a phase – that because I have young children and a hectic life – that all I want is peace -so why would I want to fill silence with music?
They may have a point.
Maybe you’re the same? I wonder if you’ll listen to this:
If it wasn’t a relief to press pause on that, maybe you’re up for this too:
So… did anyone get this far?